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Brainerd Community Theatre moves indoors

Brainerd Community Theatre Director Patrick Spradlin announces the resumption of indoor theatre productions beginning with the company’s two summer theatre productions.

Neil Simon’s classic comedy ‘The Odd Couple’ will be performed in the John Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College beginning June 22, with performances through the 24th and resuming to finish its run June 29 to July 1. All performances will be at 6:30 p.m. The show is ticketed by general admission, at the door on night of performance only.

The fantasy musical ‘Xanadu’ will open in the Chalberg Theatre on July 28 with performances through the 30th and will finish its run August 3-5. Ticketing for this show will be available online, with reserved seats for each of the performances.

Spradlin noted that continuing developments in health and safety protocols led to the decision to move the productions indoors. “Our planning for the summer season began during a time when protocols discouraged indoor gatherings,” he said. “Consulting with the Central Lakes College Administration, we came to the decision at the end of last week that matters had evolved to the point where it was safe to move our shows back inside. We think our audiences will be grateful to be back inside a climate-controlled environment, especially to view theatre productions.”

Spradlin recommends that audience members attending ‘The Odd Couple’ use the North parking lot of CLC and enter through door #4. He reminds patrons that masking is not required, but is strongly suggested for those who have not been fully vaccinated. The audience will not be socially distanced.

He also notes that other events planned for the outdoor stage—free movies and the three remaining music concerts—will remain outdoors as previously planned.

For more information on summer programming visit the company’s web site at www.clcperformingarts.com

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